Marlon Moraes Signs Bout Agreement To Fight Jimmie Rivera, Who Has Other Plans


Jimmie Rivera was left without an opponent at UFC 219 after John Lineker pulled out of the bout, but then former WSOF Bantamweight Champion Marlon Moraes took to Twitter to say he would battle Rivera on short notice.

The fight never came together and Rivera wound up being pulled from UFC 219 altogether, while Moraes went silent on social media for a short time.

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Moraes is now back on social media and the fighter took to Twitter to show that he has signed a bout agreement to fight Rivera at UFC On Fox 28:


Rivera has since stated that he has an announcement to make today, which may come in the form of a bout with somebody other than Moraes.

“Monday I will be making (an) official statement on everything in the past weeks. The last time my manager spoke to (UFC matchmaker) Sean (Shelby) it was about the possibility of fighting Cody (Garbrandt), since he says he is healthy and ready to fight,” Rivera said to Bloody Elbow.

It is unknown what that exact announcement is going to be, other than the teased bout with former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt.

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